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News and Presentations for todays Improving Dementia Care in Hospital conference

Changing the culture of Dementia services
Ian Donaghy,
Author ‘DearDementia’ & ‘The Missing Peace’
Ian Donaghy’s  infectious enthusiasm & humorous empathetic approach have made him a popular conference speaker all over the UK.  Barbara Pointon MBE describes him as “Highly entertaining & deeply thought-provoking”. During a 20 year career teaching young people with learning difficulties Ian was seconded by the Home Office to set up inclusion units in schools for vulnerable students focusing on the individual, celebrating what they can do to raise their aspirations. Ian took his “focus on the individual” into the world of care in 2009 and quickly used his innovative teaching & learning styles to win Care Trainer of the Year at the British Care Awards.

Mattering in Hospital – Dementia Care Matters new model of care
Gemma Diss,
RMN, Dementia Care Matters Consultant
Pre Event Abstract
Becoming a person centred organisation is all about 'getting it' - excellent dementia care involves creating a culture where the service brings out the best in staff and people living with a dementia. 
Dementia Care Matters has an evidence based approach to developing dementia care in organisations. Our team of expert consultants and trainers apply a model consisting of 12 core beliefs and achieving 36 outcomes in dementia care. This approach is based on over 35 years experience working in developing dementia care in the UK, Ireland, USA, Australia and Canada. Over the last 20 years Dementia Care Matters has shown that real improvements to the lived experience of people with a dementia requires a commitment to a joined up real Vision, set of feeling based Beliefs and firmly held Values with a strategy and operational plan that will focus on measurable outcomes, maintaining momentum and creating sustainability within an organisation. Dementia Care Matters Model of Care is now equally seen as transferable into acute hospital services. A large scale review of acute hospital services within a region of the UK was commissioned by the National Health Service with Dementia Care Matters. As a result Dementia Care Matters now offers Mattering in Hospital®.


Improving Dementia Care in hospital: Learning from the National Dementia Audit
Professor Peter Crome,
Chair, National Audit of Dementia Steering Group
Pre Event Abstract
The National Audit of Dementia in General Hospitals (NAD) is funded by the NHS through the Health Quality Improvement Partnership and conducted by the Royal College of Psychiatrists. The team has been led by Chloe Hood since its inception ten years ago. Participation is voluntary but almost all general hospitals have taken part in each of the four rounds that have been completed. Standards were derived from NICE, NHS and Professional Guidelines. NAD is overseen by a multi-disciplinary Steering Group. The Audit examines six key themes: assessment, information and communication, nutrition, discharge arrangements, staffing and training and governance. The third round took place between 2016 and 2017 using 4 tools: an organizational checklist, a case record review, a staff questionnaire and a carer questionnaire. Over 10000 case records and 14000 staff questionnaires were reviewed. In general, improvement has been seen in most standards over the three reported audits. Perceptions of organisations, staff and carers have always differed. For example when studying the collection of personal information, 99% of Trusts said they had systems in place, but only 57% of case notes had a special section, and 47% of carers said that staff understood the needs of patients.
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